True BYH Addict
- Jan 19, 2013
- Reaction score
- Corryton, Tennessee
will an alpaca guard like a llama?
Alpacas are not a guardian animal...#1 they aren't big enough to be a guardian and #2 they don't have the guardian instincts that llamas do. The success of a good guardian llama is 3 fold. First off their shear size is a deterrent to predators. Secondly, their innate hatred for the canid species and other predators make them unafraid of predators. Lastly, if raising a llama up with the livestock they are expected to guard, they will want to guard their fellow livestock. Alpacas are just wired a little different...they aren't miniature llamas.